Wild Make Evanson Full-Time Coach

Wild Make Evanson Full-Time Coach Click to Enlarge

(Learfield) The Minnesota Wild have dropped the interim label and made Dean Evason their permanent head coach.

He signed a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2021-22 season. Evason guided the team to an 8-4-and-0 record after taking over in February.

Minnesota is gearing up for the 24-team NHL postseason tournament, which will pit the Wild against the Vancouver Canucks in a best-of-five qualifying round series in Edmonton starting on August 2nd.

In roster news, the Wild signed top prospect Kirill Kaprizov to a two-year, entry-level contract. The Russian forward will not be eligible to play until next season.

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